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<p> <b>Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition</b> connects broad public healthcare issues with the concerns of the individual, and draws clear distinctions between policy, law, and ethical considerations. Offering more than just landmark cases, Dolgin and Shepherd present a revealing survey of the full range of contemporary healthcare issues, along with the various conflicts and confluences that surround them. </p> <p> <b>A multidisciplinary approach that combines sources of law with scholarship from philosophy and sociology, Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition, features</b> : </p> <ul> <li> <b>thoughtful analysis</b> of the discrepancies between broadly applied rules of law and the more specific concerns of the individual </li> <li> <b>coverage of ongoing healthcare debates</b>, examined on several fronts: <ul> <li> the <b>ethical implications of various means of financing healthcare</b> , from managed care to Medicare/Medicaid to universal access </li> <li> the <b>shifting parameters of the provider/patient relationship</b> in healthcare ; the arguments surrounding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and use of genetic information </li> <li> the <b>arguments surrounding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research</b>, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and use of genetic information </li> </ul> </li> <li> <b>discussion of socio-economic factors</b> that shape healthcare and healthcare policy </li> <li> <b>cradle-to-grave organization</b> that traces a typical individual’s experience in the healthcare system starting from birth and continuing through adulthood </li> <li> a <b>look at the public health implications of decisions by individuals</b> as healthcare consumers/patients </li> <li> <b>Glossary of Terms</b> </li> <li> <b>appendices</b> that summarize recent developments in science and technology </li> <li> <b>detailed Teacher’s Manual</b> that includes answers to the problems and questions in the text, and suggests a variety of methods for teaching with the book </li> <li> <b>an Authors’ Companion Website</b> that includes chapter-by-chapter updates and “Bioethics and Law Links,” such as links to The Nuremberg Code and the American Medical Association Principles of Medical Ethics </li> </ul> <p> <b>Updated throughout with recent case and statutory material, the revised Second Edition covers</b>: </p> <ul> <li> <i>Gonzales v. Carhart</i> and <i>Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach </i> </li> <li> <b>cutting-edge advances in biotechnology</b>, such as stem cell research, cloning, and nanotechnology </li> <li> <b>conflicts of interest</b> facing health care providers and researchers </li> <li> discussion of <b>universal health care proposals</b> </li> </ul> <p> With the generous teaching support that authors Dolgin and Shepherd offer—a detailed Teacher’s Manual and companion website—you can teach this fascinating course for the first time with confidence. If you’ve already taught from the First Edition, then you’re probably looking forward to receiving your new desk copy of <b>Bioethics and the Law, Second Edition</b>. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>